A Guide For Making Placenta Prints
For readers with a great respect and appreciation for the "tree of life" here is a guide for one method of creating artwork you will have to treasure long after your placenta has been returned to the Earth.
A Matter of Trust
A Very Personal Gift
Did you know that breast milk can fly? Mine did! This is my account of my small role in a very special breast milk donation story.
Babywearing, Why Bother?
Belly Casting Guide
Want to preserve your beautiful baby bump for years to come? It's easy! Learn how to make a plaster cast of your pregnant belly with this guide, complete with photographs.
Birth "As Seen On TV"
Birth Activist Interview
An interview with one of Australia's birth activists, the founder of the dynamic homebirth network Joyous Birth, Janet Fraser.
Thoughts on the limits of the word "doula" and the implications of that word in the current maternity system.
Birth, Sex & Risk
An article which compares birth to sex and explores why that is not such a ridiculous comparison. It includes a short play from another birth site which explores the notion of having sex in a hospital to decrease risk.
Birth Trauma Awareness
What is birth trauma? What causes birth trauma? Why haven't a lot of people heard about birth trauma? What can you do to prevent birth trauma? These questions are answered in this article, complete with links to healing and supportive communities for those in need.
Blessingways (Mother Showers)
A recipe for how to make cakes that look like real breasts. A great idea for a 1st birthday party or blessingway desert!
Breastfeeding And Healing From Sexual Abuse
Breastfeeding can be challenging thanks in large part to the sexualisation of breasts in Western Society, this presents even more challenges for abuse survivors. But it is possible to breastfeed despite a history of abuse, indeed it can be richly rewarding, even healing!
Breastfeeding Beyond Two Years
Concerns Regarding Cord Blood Harvesting
This article considers some arguments against harvesting the blood inside babies umbilical cords for stem cell therapy.
Doulas Don't Deliver. Nobody Does!
Babies are born. Pizzas are delivered. The article.
Doulas: Mortal Ilithyiai
Divide And Conquer: Pitting Homebirthers Against Freebirthers
A look at the brilliant tactics mainstream Australia has used to pit homebirthers against one another during a time of uncertaintity for the future of midwife attended homebirth.
Personal is Political
In this article one feminist academic provides an account of her journey toward supporting her pregnant sister in making informed birth choices. It explores the issue of support and what it means to be truly supportive of women.
Routine Interventions In Birth: What A Load Of Shit
This article poses the question: if women can poo unassisted and no body fears the body's ability to eliminate waste, why should there be so much fear about the body's ability to "eliminate" a baby, it's all sphincters opening and pushing.
Those Not Breastfeeding Yet
What Lies Behind Lactophobia
Why We Shouldn't Use The "F Word"
A short and sweet argument in favour of using the term "artificial milk" instead of "forumula" in discussions about feeding children.
Witch-Hunter to Obstetrician
You Were Raped, But Let's Talk About My Sex Life
This article looks at how certain responses to discussions about birth rape and birth trauma attempt to silence the voices of survivors. The article includes info on how to tell when someone is attempting to silence a survivor and tips for how to respond appropriately.
Your Childbirth Options